Solvents from common paints are getting into the environment and I am certain we would all wish this could be avoided. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs for short) are entering the environment. The dangers with this are the issue of smog, the depletion on the ozone layer and problems related to global warming. This is prompting us find new types of paint to use as we get to know about these risks. During the 1990s, when we were introduced the first Earth friendly paints, they failed to take off.
So people nowadays are aware that using regular paints contribute to global warming and other problems, so surely they’ll begin using Earrth friendly paints? However, there’s one more problem: the painting professionals. The paint professionals keep on on saying paints that don’t have the volatile organic compounds aren’t as good as paints that contain them, even if the manufacturers are saying the opposite. These professionals also maintain that these environmentally safe paints also require many more coats in order to achieve the same finish as normal paints, and that they don’t last as long. However, Because VOCs are linked to health problems, like asthma and headaches, a lot of people are converting from paints containing VOCs to eco friendly paints, giving the industry no alternative but to react.
Water based latex paints possessing binding qualities might be a way to overcome this problem. They are viewed to be environmentally friendly and being water based contain no VCOs. The water based attribute of latex paint means that painting on iron is a problem due to rusting. No matter the issue, latex paints are becoming very popular with consumers.
When we say ‘Earth friendly paints’, we don’t merely mean the paint itself is environmentally friendly, but also the procedure in which the paint was created or how the ingredients were obtained. For instance, Titanium Dioxide is used in a lot of paints because of its whiteness, which means it can effectively cover other paints. Titanium Dioxide is produced through a couple of processes that result in weak sulfuric acid being made. The environment is harmed as the acid is released into the sea.
Another issue with Titanium Dioxide is that it is reactive to sunlight, resulting in smog, when applied as an external coat. Also, Titanium Dioxide has been tied in to a carcinogen that can cause cancer in humans. In spite of all of this, paints nonethless have Titanium Dioxide.
Consumers are starting to choose eco friendly paints now that they are finding out more about the health and environmental implications of typical paints.
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